Category: High School

[4/27/2017] Kotaro Kiyomiya, Daiju Nomura hit two homers each in Waseda Jitsugyo victory

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
NichiDaiSan 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 17 15 0
Waseda Jitsugyo 2 0 2 0 2 0 5 2 4 0 0 1 18 21 2

The game ended at around 10:05pm and lasted 4h02m. Attendance was announced at 20,000. Closing ceremonies were canceled due to the time.

Waseda Jitsugyo won its ninth championship, first in thirty-five years.

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[4/27/2017] Norihiro Nakamura to coach high school baseball

Hamamatsu Kaiseikan announced on April 26 that they hired former Kintetsu Buffalo Norihiro Nakamura as a part-time coach for their high school team. He got the job because he is acquainted with the school’s baseball manager Kokoro Sano (they both started their professional careers after they were selected during the 1991 draft).

Nakamura earned his license to coach students last year in February. He will be coaching players on hitting and fielding one to two times a month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/27/2017, Sanspo 4/27/2017

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[4/19/2017] Fifty-six high schools to participate in 100th Summer Koshien

The steering committee for the Summer Koshien met in Osaka today and decided that the 2018 Summer Koshien will feature a tournament-high fifty-six high schools as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The decision will be approved during a board of directors meeting on April 26.

Regions that will have with an extra bracket (total two):

  • Saitama
  • Chiba
  • Kanagawa
  • Aichi
  • Osaka
  • Hyogo
  • Fukuoka

Source: Sponichi 4/19/2017

In other related news:

  • Brackets for this year’s Summer Koshien will be selected on August 4. The committee decided today that they will go back to setting the schedule for the first three rounds (instead of first two rounds) during initial bracket selections. The committee feels they can improve security assignments if schedules are set before the start of the tournament.
  • The 100th Summer Koshien will take place over seventeen days, beginning on August 5, 2018. Bracket selections will be made on August 2.
  • The deadline to decide whether or not to introduce tie-break rules to the Spring/Summer Koshien next year is late-November.

Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017

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[4/18/2017] Fukuoka could get extra bracket in 2018 Summer Koshien

The 100th Summer Koshien next year could feature two schools from Fukuoka, as part of a special rule to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Summer Koshien. In the past, six brackets (Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo) were added to the 80th (1998) and 90th (2008) tournaments.

Fukuoka is a large region that has been highly competitive. 134 high schools competed for one spot in last year’s Summer Koshien. Two high schools from Fukuoka made it to the Spring Koshien this year for the first time in twelve years and both managed to advance to the quarterfinals.

Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2017, NishiNippon Shimbun 4/18/2017

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[4/14/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on April 14 to determine punishments for the following cases:

College

Suspensions

広島の監督
Hiroshima manager
男子マネジャーへの暴力
Violence against assistant
3月1日から4カ月
Four months beginning on March 1

High School

Suspensions

那覇(沖縄)の副部長
Naha (Okinawa) vice director
酒気帯び運転
Driving under the influence
2月17日から1年間
One year beginning on February 17
豊川工(愛知)の部長
Toyokawa Kogyo (Aichi) director
中学生との合同練習規定違反
Practice violation
3月6日から6カ月
Six months beginning on March 6
校名非公表
School name withheld
監督による人権侵害
Human rights violation
1月25日から3カ月
Three months beginning on January 25
八頭高(鳥取)の監督
Yazu (Tottori) manager
部員への体罰
Physical punishments
3月24日から2年間
Two years beginning on March 24
八頭高(鳥取)のコーチと部長
Yazu (Tottori) coach and director
部員への体罰を制止しなかった
Did not stop acts of physical punishments
4月12日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 12
明野高(三重)の副部長
Akeno (Mie) vice director
女性のスカート内を小型カメラで盗撮
Taking upskirt photos with miniature camera
3月23日から2年間
Two years beginning on March 23

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Source: Jiji 4/14/2017

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[4/1/2017] Osaka Toin wins Spring Koshien

Osaka Toin beat Riseisha 8-3 earlier today and won the 89th Senbatsu (Spring Koshien).

Osaka carried a 3-0 lead into the 8th, but allowed three runs to score in the bottom of the 8th. They quickly recaptured the lead in the 9th on a two-run home run by pinch-hitter Ippei Nishijima. They tacked on three more runs and took an 8-3 lead.

Akira Neo took the mound in the bottom of the 9th for Osaka. He walked two runners before ending the game on a double play.

In other related news…

Senbatsu organizers announced a record high 532,000 fans attended the tournament this year. The previous high of 531,000 was set in 1989. The two tie-games and rematches helped push attendance figures this year.

Cheer Team Awards

  • Best Performance: Nakamura (Kochi)
  • Outstanding Performance: Sakushin Gakuin (Tochigi)
  • Outstanding Performance: Tajimi (Gifu)
  • Outstanding Performance: Osaka Toin (Osaka)
  • Outstanding Performance: Chiben Gakuen (Nara)
  • Outstanding Performance: Soshi Gakuen (Okayama)

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017

Koshien Stats

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89th Spring Koshien Finals Rained Out

Today’s Spring Koshien Finals game was canceled due to poor weather conditions and postponed to April 1 at 12:30.

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[3/30/2017] 89th Spring Koshien stats updated

Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 30.

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[3/29/2017] 89th Spring Koshien stats updated

Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 29.

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[3/28/2017] 89th Spring Koshien stats updated

Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 27 and 28.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 26 16 9 1
Hanshin 23 13 10 0
Yomiuri 24 13 11 0
Yokohama 24 10 12 2
Chunichi 25 9 13 3
Yakult 24 9 15 0
G W L T
Rakuten 20 15 5 0
Orix 22 15 7 0
Seibu 22 11 10 1
Softbank 25 13 12 0
Lotte 23 7 15 1
Nippon Ham 24 6 18 0
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